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Gibraltar

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

TSN Barristers & Solicitors

The ‘very knowledgeable’ TSN Barristers & Solicitors provides ‘value for money’ advice to private banks, retail banks, asset management companies and intermediaries. Brendan Murphy assisted a large international lender with a proposed transfer of loan arrangements. The practice is currently acting for EFG Bank (Gibraltar) following the closure of its operations in Gibraltar; other clients include RBS, Barclays and Sancus (Gibraltar). Newly made-up partner Matthew Oldham stands out for his ‘availability and willingness to support’.

Next generation lawyers

Matthew Oldman - TSN Barristers & Solicitors

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

TSN Barristers & Solicitors

At TSN Barristers & Solicitors, managing partner Louis B Triay leads the corporate and commercial team, which advises on global restructuring deals. The firm also assists small businesses with their day-to-day needs; Owen Smith and associate Philip Vasquez are board members of the Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses, which liaises with the government on regulatory matters. Guy Stagnetto QC and Matthew Oldham are noted for their ‘excellent and good value’ advice.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

TSN Barristers & Solicitors

TSN Barristers & Solicitors is involved in high-value litigation and frequently handles judicial review claims for the Gibraltar government; consultant James Neish QC represented the government in a tunnel construction dispute against a major Spanish contractor. Guy Stagnetto QC and Keith Azopardi QC acted for a trustee in the Madoff bankruptcy and continues to be retained by the trustee.

Leading individuals

Guy Stagnetto QC - TSN Barristers & Solicitors

James Neish QC - TSN Barristers & Solicitors

Keith Azopardi QC - TSN Barristers & Solicitors

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Gambling law
Gambling law - ranked: tier 2

TSN Barristers & Solicitors

TSN Barristers & Solicitors advises online gambling clients on all matters under the Gibraltar gaming regime.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 3

TSN Barristers & Solicitors

TSN Barristers & Solicitors advises fund management companies and has worked with experienced investor funds, including assisting with regime compliance.

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 2

TSN Barristers & Solicitors

Managing partner Louis B Triay heads the department at TSN Barristers & Solicitors, which provides a private client service through its corporate trustee, Gibraltar International Trust Corporation. The firm has experience in all private client matters ranging from estate planning to asset protection and securing residency status.

Leading individuals

Louis B Triay - TSN Barristers & Solicitors

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

TSN Barristers & Solicitors

TSN Barristers & Solicitors acts for developers and contractors on large, high-value residential and commercial projects. Recent highlights include advising Gibraltar’s World Trade Centre on all development aspects, including dealing with head lease issues and sales agreements. Other work includes acting for Bentley Estate Management on the EuroCity, Eurotowers and Westone developments. It also assisted Ocean Village Gibraltar with five luxury apartment developments, as well as dealing with leasing issues for the commercial units. The team, led by Charles Lavarello, regularly advises the Gibraltar government on various property issues.

Leading individuals

Charles Lavarello - TSN Barristers & Solicitors

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 2

TSN Barristers & Solicitors

TSN Barristers & Solicitors regularly handles ship arrests, including merchant vessels and private yachts. Guy Stagnetto QC recently assisted with the headline arrest of Sailing Yacht A. The team has experience in ship and yacht registration and assists local authorities such as the Gibraltar Dock. It also acts for several international P&I clubs and bunker suppliers.

Leading individuals

Guy Stagnetto QC - TSN Barristers & Solicitors

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

TSN Barristers & Solicitors

TSN Barristers & Solicitors has a growing practice and acts for technology companies, including software developers, on commercial and compliance matters. Associate Philip Vasquez recently led advice on drafting and updating terms of service in line with changes to data protection regulations. The practice also assists small businesses in the sector with set-up matters such as incorporation, licensing, tax and transactions. Guy Stagnetto QC is noted for his ‘particularly good and clear’ defamation advice due to his ‘local experience and UK case law knowledge’.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

TSN Barristers & Solicitors

Managing partner Louis B Triay heads the team at TSN Barristers & Solicitors, which is experienced in handling the favourable tax treatment of trusts. Nicholas Cruz left to re-establish his own practice, Cruzlaw LLP.

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